AN all-female theatre troupe will be performing Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in the open air at Nethercott House in Iddesleigh on Saturday, June 23 to raise funds for Farms for City Children.

The group, HandleBards, will arrive by bicycle at the house carrying their set, props and costumes with them.

The grounds will be open from 5pm and the play starts at 6.30pm. People are invited to bring a picnic, rugs and chairs. There will be a bar serving drinks.

Nethercott House offers farm holidays for children through the charity Farms for City Children, founded by Iddesleigh’s most famous residents Sir Michael and Lady Clare Morpurgo.

Find out more at or by phoning 01392 276381.